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Routines and other recurring action patterns of organizations: contemporary research issues

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posted on 2023-10-25, 23:24 authored by M D Cohen, R Burkhart, G Dosi, M Egidi, L Marengo, M Warglien, S Winter
This paper reports and extends discussions carried out during a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in August 1995 by the authors. It treats eight major topics: (i) the importance of carefully ex amining research on routine, (ii) the concept of 'action patterns' in general and in terms of routine, (iii) the useful categorization of routines and other recurring patterns, (iv) the research implications of recent cognitive results, (v) the relation of evolution to action patterns, (vi) the contributions of simulation modeling for theory in this area, (vii) examples of various approaches to empirical research that reveal key problems, and (viii) a possible definition of 'routine'. An extended appendix by Massimo Egidi provides a lexiton of synonyms and opposites covering use of the word 'routine' in such areas as economics, organization theory and artificial intelligence.

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Industrial and corporate change

Volume

5

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653 - 698

Location

Oxford, Eng.

ISSN

0960-6491

eISSN

1464-3650

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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1996, Oxford University Press

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